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Toptal is a marketplace for top Small Business Operations Consultants. Top companies and start-ups hire Small Business Operations Consultants freelancers from Toptal for their mission-critical projects.

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Francesco Castellano

Freelance Small Business Operations Consultant

ItalyToptal Member Since December 20, 2016

Francesco has more than fifteen years of experience in research, finance, consulting, and business management. During this time, he has worked on more than 20 projects as a consultant at Bain & Company and launched Uber operations in Turin, Italy. Lately, he has founded Tondo, an organization focusing on the circular economy, and Novu, a company driving the implementation of clean and circular innovations. Francesco is passionate about innovation and entrepreneurship.

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Previously at

Novu

David Berlin

Freelance Small Business Operations Consultant

United StatesToptal Member Since September 23, 2016

David has served as a CFO at multiple private equity portfolio companies in the SaaS, manufacturing, and service sectors where he optimized revenue growth, profitability, and led acquisition initiatives. He has been a consultant since 2014 and leverages his skills in financial modeling, analysis, forecasting, M&A, and process enhancements to deliver value to his Toptal clients. He has an MBA from UCLA's Anderson School and is a CPA.

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Previously at

Brookseed Partners

Karim Elias El Helou

Freelance Small Business Operations Consultant

NetherlandsToptal Member Since September 24, 2021

Karim is a 15-year experienced university professor with a PhD in entrepreneurial finance. He established a network of incubators from Dubai, Beirut, and Amsterdam to support over 100 startups to achieve their first financing round. Karim is also the founder and owner of an SME in solar energy storage based in Amsterdam and Beirut. He freelances to act as a consultant for entrepreneurs seeking to transform their business ideas into appealing and solid business plans for investors.

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Previously at

The Battery Experts

Andrea Barsotti

Freelance Small Business Operations Consultant

ItalyToptal Member Since January 24, 2022

With +20 years of experience in management consulting at Kearney and startups development, Andrea is keen on helping clients with strategy definition, business planning, and market research. His background in the US and major European countries–also thanks to his dual US-Italian citizenship–allowed him to develop deep market knowledge, valuable to support international expansion plans. Furthermore, Andrea founded and continues to grow a money-making eCommerce startup in the luxury travel niche.

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Previously at

Blue Travel LLC

Jalaj Garg

Freelance Small Business Operations Consultant

IndiaToptal Member Since January 9, 2020

Jalaj is a result-oriented professional with 15 years of experience in investment management, private equity, and management consulting across India, the UK, Europe, and the US. His flexible approach enables him to work with clients at all levels and company stages, both with the CEOs of publicly listed companies and junior professionals of pre-launch startups. Jalaj is enthusiastic about freelancing to regain life balance and help clients worldwide.

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Self-employed

Ernesto Grijalva Ortega, CFA

Freelance Small Business Operations Consultant

ArgentinaToptal Member Since June 4, 2017

Ernesto is a former core member of the Private Equity practice at The Boston Consulting Group in New York, where he specialized in due diligence, strategy, pricing, and transformation projects. Prior to BCG, he was an investment advisor, helping to raise and manage $500 million of assets at JPMorgan. He enjoys freelancing projects where he can leverage his previous experiences working with entrepreneurs, investors, and lenders.

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Previously at

The Boston Consulting Group

Mike Sullivan

Freelance Small Business Operations Consultant

United StatesToptal Member Since March 23, 2022

Mike is a sales and business development executive with five successful startups and turnarounds in Silicon Valley, generating several billion dollars in investor and founder equity. He is exceptional at assessing sales, business development, and go-to-market situations and developing strategies and plans for success. Mike is a Toptal freelancer because he enjoys helping clients achieve the success they deserve.

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Previously at

CIC

Jack Barker

Freelance Small Business Operations Consultant

United StatesToptal Member Since April 14, 2017

A former McKinsey Partner and Carlyle Group Principal with 30 years of international experience, Jack has served as the president, CFO, and COO of two Carlyle companies and four others. He is a finance, strategy, and operations expert with deep experience in telecom, financial services, data centers, and manufacturing. Jack enjoys freelancing because it allows him to work on a wide variety of issues for companies of all sizes and many industries.

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Previously at

SmartSenseCom, Inc.

Carolyn Deng, CFA

Freelance Small Business Operations Consultant

SingaporeToptal Member Since May 30, 2017

A Wharton MBA and CFA charterholder, Carolyn has managed a $700 million VC portfolio, executed 20+ VC/PE investments and exits, and advised Bain clients on growth and return strategies. She's worked with startups and corporates across China, Canada, US, and Australia in VC financing, investment management, strategy, M&A and business development. Freelancing allows her to choose the projects that best leverage her unique experiences.

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Previously at

Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan Investment Board - Teachers' Private Capital

Neel Bhargava

Freelance Small Business Operations Consultant

United StatesToptal Member Since December 21, 2016

Neel is an experienced private equity investor and consultant who has worked across industries and geographies—including North America, India, and Africa—while at Berkshire Partners, Bain & Company, and Rocket Internet. As a freelancer, he focuses on capital raising preparation and business operations consulting for growth stage companies and has extensive experience working closely with founders and CEOs.

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Previously at

NB Advisory

Erik Frederick

Freelance Small Business Operations Consultant

United StatesToptal Member Since October 30, 2017

Erik has served as the CFO of a $1.8 billion business unit at Staples and of venture-backed startups and private equity portfolio companies with $20 million to $700 million in revenue. He's also worked with management teams in profitability improvements, corporate strategy, financial models, and board reporting. As a freelancer, Erik enjoys bringing his seasoned, real-world operating experience to a variety of clients.

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Previously at

Fairway Market

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Erik has been an extremely valuable member of our team who has tremendous breath of experience with start ups in our lifecycle phase. What makes his contribution unique and highly effective is not only his excellent financial modeling skills and knowledge, but also the emotional intelligence with which he manages each relationship at Vault, understands our team dynamics, and helps us tackle start up challenges effectively. It is rare to find a part-time consultant who makes you feel like he/she is genuinely invested in the success of your company.

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Chris was great to work with and was always available on my schedule. His communication skills and personality were a 10/10. His outputs on the project were top notch and allowed us to develop more efficient forecasting and initiative prioritization frameworks. I would definitely use Chris again.

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How to Hire Small Business Operations Consultants through Toptal

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Talk to One of Our Industry Experts

A Toptal director of finance will work with you to understand your goals, technical needs, and team dynamics.
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Within days, we'll introduce you to the right Small Business Operations Consultant for your project. Average time to match is under 24 hours.
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Work with your new Small Business Operations Consultant for a trial period (pay only if satisfied), ensuring they're the right fit before starting the engagement.

FAQs

  • How are Toptal Small Business Operations Consultants different?

    At Toptal, we thoroughly screen our Small Business Operations Consultants to ensure we only match you with talent of the highest caliber. Of the more than 100,000 people who apply to join the Toptal network each year, fewer than 3% make the cut. You'll work with finance experts (never generalized recruiters or HR reps) to understand your goals, technical needs, and team dynamics. The end result: expert vetted talent from our network, custom matched to fit your business needs. Start now.

  • Can I hire Small Business Operations Consultants in less than 48 hours through Toptal?

    Depending on availability and how fast you can progress, you could start working with a Small Business Operations Consultant within 48 hours of signing up. Start now.

  • What is the no-risk trial period for Toptal Small Business Operations Consultants?

    We make sure that each engagement between you and your Small Business Operations Consultant begins with a trial period of up to two weeks. This means that you have time to confirm the engagement will be successful. If you're completely satisfied with the results, we'll bill you for the time and continue the engagement for as long as you'd like. If you're not completely satisfied, you won't be billed. From there, we can either part ways, or we can provide you with another expert who may be a better fit and with whom we will begin a second, no-risk trial. Start now.

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    Choose the engagement type that suits your needs — hourly, part-time, or full-time — with the ability to change anytime.

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